Previous “Googly Eyes” posts

Paying for the Production of a Giant Squid 

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Here in America, the government has spent trillions of dollars to help deal with the economic impact of the COVID pandemic. Other countries have had similar stimulus programs, and friend of the site Ya’ir A. alerted me to one way the money is being spent. In the Japanese fishing village of Noto, they chose to commission a sculpture of a giant squid:

A giant squid in Japan

Now you have to admit, that’s a pretty great squid. And yet:

[T]here have been questions among locals over whether this was necessary or even an effective way to do PR for Noto.

Sure, Noto only has 17,000 residents, and maybe the money (roughly $250,000) could have been better spent, but keeping the world as weird as possible has value. And hey, judging by their Wikipedia entry, I was never going to link to Noto otherwise. So I say this big old squid is delightful, and that it’s working great as a PR measure. Readers, when it’s safe to do so, I urge you to go visit Noto. First one to send me a picture of themselves with the squid wins a free post here on OFT.

Googly Body Worlds 

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

This was not my work, but my hat is off to the artist.

Googly Eyes for Show 

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

If you’re going to make a remotely operated snowblower, it’s smart to give it a friendly look.

Remote-controlled snowblower with googly eyes

Looming Eyes Would Freak Me Out Too 

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Using googly eyes to increase safety? Well, fine, that’s good too.

It Does Indeed Look Funny 

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Down in Georgia, a prankster after my own heart googly eyed a statue of Nathanael Greene.

[Photo credit: City of Savannah Government]

Savannah officials weren’t laughing, but pretty much everyone else is.

It Just Looks So Alive 

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

This is using googly eyes for evil, and that’s just wrong.

[Photo credit: @Bayan_kw]

Googly eyes are best used for mirth and mischief.

Googly Eyes: Lucky’s Lounge

Friday, February 18th, 2011

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted pictures of googly eyes being stuck where they don’t belong. That doesn’t mean I’ve slowed my pioneering in this new form of artistic expression, however. Sometimes I just need to wait for the statute of limitations on vandalism to run out.

So today we’ve got a new edition of Googly Eyes, filmed on location at a certain bar in Boston that’s heavily into the Chairman of the Board.

New Year's Eve Party

Often, gravity pulls a pair of pupils in sync. Here, however, they’re delightfully askew. Upon zooming in, you can see that this silhouette Sinatra has gone from dapper to deranged. Note how his eyes follow the angle of his hat – wonderful.

Wall Painting

If reading Frank Sinatra Has a Cold taught me anything, it’s that if Frank Sinatra were alive today, he’d have me whacked. Fortunately, since his passing in 1998, it’s been possible to mock him via wall mural with impunity.

Sinatra Sunday

Ol’ Blue Eyes? More like Ol’ Googly Eyes! *Ba-zing*.

Are you interested in previous editions of this ridiculous series? Check out Googly Eyes: Dunkin’ Donuts and Googly Eyes: Subway Ads.

Googly Eyes: Dunkin’ Donuts

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

I put googly eyes on things. From photos to ads to inanimate objects, it’s all fair game.

Today’s victim is Dunkin’ Donuts food items. Ads for Dunkin’ Donuts are almost as plentiful as the stores themselves, so this isn’t exactly a hard target. Perhaps the most difficult part is getting a decent picture on a moving subway train, using an iPhone. You’ll see I was only moderately successful there.

Wake Up Wrap

I’ve sometimes thought of getting fake mouths, to go with the googly eyes. This slightly blurry guy, however, doesn’t even need a fake mouth. He is simply ecstatic to be alive.

Of course, that may change soon, as he’s about to be breakfast.

Brain Muffin

The details on this guy crack me up. Note the lower left, where you can see that he’s a Smart Menu item. He certainly looks smart – check out that cranium he’s sporting.

Incidentally, I call him the “Brain Muffin”. That joke is terrible, and so it is provided completely free of charge.

Horrified Cruller

This one, however, is my favorite. Have a look at this poor cruller. He’s just become sentient. His eyes have opened to the world for the first time. And he is horrified. He’s horrified at what he sees, horrified at what he is, and if he’s got half as much intelligence as the Brain Muffin, horrified at what his future holds.

For more googly eyed amusement, see Googly Eyes: Subway Ads.

Googly Eyes: Subway Ads

Friday, July 10th, 2009

I put googly eyes on things. From photos to ads to inanimate objects, it’s all fair game. When it works, it comes out amusing, and often, creepy. See for yourself:

Crest Ad


For maximum creepiness, click the images to enlarge!